December 19, 2016
Facilities Management
Bill Paulus


Star Performers

Dear FM,

Last week the U-Services Leadership Team presented their annual Star Performer awards. Star Performer Awards are presented to University Services employees and teams of employees who have provided exceptional service to the University of Minnesota over the past year. I am pleased to share with you this year’s FM recipients:

Suad Atilade, Building and Grounds Worker/Day Policer
Jim Bossert, Eastcliff Team Manager
Chris Herbst, Facilities Supervisor
Holly Ketz, Plumber
Zee Odda, Senior Building and Grounds Worker
Aquatic Center Team: Paul Krueger, Emily Robin-Abbott, Andrew Madsen, Anne Wagner, Steve Peterson, William Geiger, Richard Olson, Terry MacNeil, Jeff Schmidt, Dale Swanson, Steve Harrity
Hazmat Team: Troy Blanchard, Gregory Ostendorf, Joey Jensen

I also want to express my appreciation for the outstanding efforts of many of you to make our campus ready for students to take finals on Saturday. FM employees came to work at 3:00 a.m. to clear snow from streets, sidewalks and building entrances and to do last minute cleaning of classrooms. Also, thanks to our crews who came in Saturday night and Sunday to get caught up for the regular activities on Monday morning. Excellent team effort!

One Liners
  • Biometric Screenings for 2nd and 3rd shift employees (watch for sign-up sheets).
  • Monday, Jan. 30, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, St. Paul Student Center 
  • Monday, Feb. 6, 9:30 - 11:00 pm, Boynton Clinic
  • Monday, Feb. 13, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Boynton Clinic

This is our last Weekly of the year. I wish for you and yours a pleasant, safe and rejuvenating holiday. See you next year!


Bill Paulus the interim AVP for FM
Bill Paulus is the interim Associate Vice President for Facilities Management. He regularly publishes memos to communicate information and issues that affect FM staff.